“Bach Re-Worked—Parody, Transcription, Adaptation”
Yale University
New Haven, CT
April 26–29, 2018

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For questions about the upcoming conference, please contact Andrew Talle: andrew.talle (at) northwestern.edu


Note: Registration is required for those who wish to attend paper sessions. All concerts are free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 26
(All events this evening take place at the Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect St.)
5:00 pm Bus leaves the Marriott Hotel for the Divinity School; returns to the Marriott for other trips as needed.
5:30–7:00 pm Check-in (Yale Divinity School, Sarah Smith Gallery)
6:00-7:00 pm Welcome Reception (Yale Divinity School, Common Room)
7:00 pm Bach Reworked: Pipe Organs in Dialogue
Organ recital featuring Yale organ professors Thomas Murray and Martin Jean, and graduate organ students. Works by J. S. Bach, Widor, Mendelssohn, and others
(Yale Divinity School, Marquand Chapel)
8:00 pm Bus leaves at the Divinity School (main entrance) to return to Marriott Hotel; returns for second pickup if needed.
Friday, April 27
(All paper sessions today take place at the Graduate Club, 155 Elm St.)
7:30 am American Bach Society Editorial Board Breakfast Meeting (Marriott Hotel)
8:30 am Graduate Club open; coffee will be available.
9:00-9:15 Opening remarks
9:15-10:15 Keynote Address (Graduate Club)
Daniel R. Melamed - Parody is Overrated
10:15-10:30 Coffee break
Paper Session I (Graduate Club)
Manuel Bärwald - Bach Reworking the St John Passion: Autograph Annotations to the Performance Parts
Matthew Dirst - Recreating Bach's Organ Concertos
Szymon Paczkowski - Schwingt freudig euch empor BWV 36: Polish Style and Parody
12:15 – 2:00 Catered Lunch (Graduate Club)
Paper Session II (Graduate Club)
Christine Blanken - Improvising on Bach's Organ Music in the Eighteenth Century?! What Nuremberg Sources Can Tell Us
Bernd Koska - Bach as a Model? An Analysis of Some Compositions by Bach's Students
3:15–3:45 Coffee break
3:45 – 5:00
Paper Session III (Graduate Club)
Michael Maul - Observations on Philipp David Kräuter and His Augsburg Church Music
Alannah Rebekah Taylor - J. S. Bach's Passions in Nineteenth-Century America
5:00 Dinner on your own
Concert by the Yale Schola Cantorum, conducted by David Hill: J. S. Bach's St. John Passion in Robert Schumann's 1851 Arrangement (Woolsey Hall, Yale School of Music)
Saturday, April 28
Paper Session IV (Sudler Hall, 100 Wall St)
Kayo Murata - Bach's Reception of Contrapuntal Techniques in Weimar: A Focus on His Cooperative Exploration with Johann Gottfried Walther
Erinn Knyt - The Bach-Busoni "Goldberg Variations"
Sebastian Wedler - (Re)Imagining Historicism: Anton Webern's Passacaglia op. 1
10:30–11:00 Coffee break
Paper Session V (Sudler Hall)
Markus Zepf - "Heard and Studied". Bach's Adoption of Fugue Themes by J. C. F. Fischer and J. J. Froberger
Moira Leanne Hill - Repaying Debt with Interest: The Revision of Borrowed Movements in C. P. E. Bach's Passions
12:15-2:00 Lunch on your own (and ABS board meeting)
Paper Session VI (Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, 15 Hillhouse Ave)
Lecture/Performance: Mary Oleskiewicz and David Schulenberg - Bach's "Triple Concerto" BWV 1044 and Its Models
3:15-3:45 Coffee break
Paper Session VII (Graduate Club)
Stephen A. Crist - Bach as Modern Jazz
Sara Gulgas - Bach Transmogrified: Leonard Bernstein's Cultural Accreditation of Baroque Rock
Ellen Exner - Certifying J. S. Bach's Interplanetary Funksmanship: George Clinton, Bernie Worrell, and P-Funk's Baroque Aesthetic
5:30 Dinner on your own
7:30 Concert by Alumni of the Yale Voxtet, conducted by Masaaki Suzuki:
J. S. Bach's B-Minor Mass
(Woolsey Hall, Yale School of Music)
Sunday, April 29
8:30 Society Breakfast and Business Meeting (Marriott Hotel)
Paper Session VIII (Marriott Hotel)
Ruth Tatlow - From Admiration to Emulation: Baroque Proportioning, Bach's Well Tempered Clavier and Chopin's Preludes, Opus 28.
Russell Stinson - VI VARIIERTE CHORÄLE für die Orgel von J. S. BACH für das Pianoforte zu vier Händen eingerichtet: A Lost Source from the Mendelssohn Circle Recovered
11:15–11:30 Farewell remarks


Courtyard by Marriott New Haven at Yale
30 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 777-6221

A block of rooms has been reserved for ABS meeting participants at the Courtyard by Marriott. When you call to book rooms, please mention that you are with the American Bach Society.

Additional Hotels (No ABS Rate)

Omni Hotel New Haven (155 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510 -- Phone: (203) 772-6664)

La Quinta Inn & Suites New Haven (400 Sargent Dr, New Haven -- Phone: (203) 562-1111)